Sunday’s episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! had some vulgar language, so it’s fortunate that it’s not shown live. Ike Barinholtz, Jalen Rose, and Constance Wu were the celebrity competitors. And Wu tried to control her profanity.
After incorrectly answering a question, Wu yelled, “Damn it!” Realizing that language is probably frowned upon by the family-friendly game show, she quickly said, “Darn it… Gosh darn it!”
When is came time to answer the Final Jeopardy! clue, it appeared as though she may have run out of time. The final clue was, “A New York Times headline about this disaster included ‘866 rescued’ and ‘noted names missing’.” Wu wrote “tit” as her response, which ABC censored with a bleep. The correct answer was Titanic.
“I meant Titanic,” Wu argued. “Some people call the Titanic the Tit. This is a well-known fact!”
The moment reminded viewers of the iconic Celebrity Jeopardy! comedy from Saturday Night Live, specifically the Sean Connery figure. Darrell Hammond’s Connery character would purposefully mispronounce words and phrases in humorous ways.
Even though Wu did not get the last question answered, the show will donate $30,000 to her charity. She performed for The Lotus Therapy Fund under the auspices of the Asian Mental Health Collective.